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Old Feb 20th 2007, 11:53 pm
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Anyone know the how's and wherefore's about obtaining a personalised Licence plate for a car in the US? Is it the same as in the UK? I am about to buy a car from a private individual and would like a plate that reflects my background e.g. being a Brit..etc.. any info or ideas appreciated..
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Depends on your state, but the DMV would be the place to get it, up in maine, it cost $20 to get a standard plate punched, $20 to register it, and then $20 a year.

In Mass, it's $40 to get one punched, $70 to register a plate, and then $70 a year, on top of the usual cost of keeping a plate.

If you want a non standard plate, like a football team or college etc, those would be extra.

- http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/forms/ind...special_plates
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Anyone know the how's and wherefore's about obtaining a personalised Licence plate for a car in the US? Is it the same as in the UK? I am about to buy a car from a private individual and would like a plate that reflects my background e.g. being a Brit..etc.. any info or ideas appreciated..
If your buying the car from a friend get them to say you paid half what you actually paid....as you will have to pay tax on the sale when you go register it.
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See if they have something like we have
where you can check to see what you want is available
everything I try is already gone ...
https://www6.hsmv.state.fl.us/mvchec...check/main.jsp
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When I change mine I just take a list down to the Courthouse and they check availability. One of my Brit friends here has BRIT10. Anything goes provided it is not offensive. I am changing mine in March and looking for some ideas too. Seven letters if standard unless you have a special plate then I think it's 5 or 6.
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If your buying the car from a friend get them to say you paid half what you actually paid....as you will have to pay tax on the sale when you go register it.
If your paying cash at a dealer, bung 'em a few bob and they'll do the same, if it's some dodgy garage
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When I change mine I just take a list down to the Courthouse and they check availability. One of my Brit friends here has BRIT10. Anything goes provided it is not offensive. I am changing mine in March and looking for some ideas too. Seven letters if standard unless you have a special plate then I think it's 5 or 6.
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http://www.dmv.org/pa-pennsylvania/license-plates.php
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I passed a 3 Series Beamer yesterday with a plate that said "Nailme", proving that even some Americans have a sense of humo(u)r. Mind you, it could have been Snowbunny of course ...
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Thankyou everyone for your hints and tips, which I will utilise, it will be fun to have some personalised plates as they were sooo expensive in the UK for me to consider.

I paid a deposit for the car today, so if you see a little Silver Miata (gears at last!!) with a Brit plate buzzing around PA...it's meeeeeeee!

Job well done ....Thanks Again!
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Thankyou everyone for your hints and tips, which I will utilise, it will be fun to have some personalised plates as they were sooo expensive in the UK for me to consider.

I paid a deposit for the car today, so if you see a little Silver Miata (gears at last!!) with a Brit plate buzzing around PA...it's meeeeeeee!

Job well done ....Thanks Again!
Just noticed where you live. You could be at Wegmans before the engine warms up, but don't tell JG.
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Personal plates are so sad.
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